Airplane Crash - Godthaab, Greenland 05/12/1962

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Godthaab, Greenland


Date05/12/1962
LocationGodthaab, Greenland
OperatorEast Provincial Airways
RouteSondre Stromfjord - Godthab
TypeConsolidated Catalina
RegistrationCF-IHA
Aboard21
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryWhile landing on the water, the plane abruptly swerved to the right and sank in a short period of time. Because of a malfunction, the nose wheel doors were not closed and locked. The doors were torn off in the landing, allowing water to enter the wheel well severely damaging the aircraft.

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